Welcome to Reception

Happy New Year and welcone back! We hope you all had a good christmas break!

We have lots of exciting activities planned in Reception this term, with lots of new experiences and lovely learning to look forward to.  To name just a few, we have our school World Religion Week. Reception will be looking at Christianity. We also have another themed week, China. During this week, Reception children will participate in  a Chineese New Year workshop. Our main topic this half-term is Winter.

Please read our Reception newsletter below which will give you more information about what is happening in Reception this term and how you can support your child with their learning.

All our Reception staff have worked hard to create an exciting and stimulating learning environment, both inside and outside and the children have engaged enthusiastically with the new activities.

The Early Years Curriculum is based upon young minds through vibrant, fun filled topics that stimulate the imagination and curiosity of our youngest learners. Topics are often driven by children's interests and learning needs.

Our classrooms are colourful, lively and well-resourced and learning is led through carefully crafted and specific play skills.

The relationship between home and school is a crucial aspect of your childs educational journey and so we send letters and regularly update our website to keep you fully informed. We also appreciate your support with regular reading with your child.

For more information, please contact Mrs Helen Lynch, Deputy Head.

Who's who in Reception

Deputy Head and Early Years Manager: Mrs Lynch

Teaching staff:  Miss Elliott, Mrs Bristow, Miss Preece & Mrs Gunnell

Teaching Assistants: Ms Cawley, Mrs Nicholls, Mrs Pugh, Miss Field, Mrs Lloyd, Miss Davies and Miss Jackson

SEN: SENCo - Mrs Hough, SEN TA - Miss Kwietniewska

What's on this term

Spring Term

2nd Half Term

Monday 25th February - Back to school

Monday 4th March - School Nurse in for weights and heights

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day

Thursday 7th March - Reading workshops start - Please come along every Thursday from 3pm to share stories with your child

Friday 8th March - Maths Parental Workshop - All welcome from 9.15am - 10.15am

Thursday 14th March - Science Themed Parental Workshop - All welcome from 2pm - 3pm

Wednesday 27th March - Parents Evening 3.30pm - 5pm

Thursday 28th March - Parents Evening 4pm - 7pm

Friday 12th April - Easter Bonnet Parade - All welcome from 2.45pm

1st Half Term

 Wednesday 9th January - Back to school

Monday 14th January - World Religion Week

Monday 28th January - Tooth Fairy visit

Tuesday 29th January - Wizard of Oz production (children to dress up as a character from the Wizard of Oz)

Thursday 7th February - Chinese New Year Workshop (Parents welcome to watch performance at 2.40pm)

Monday 11th February - Mental Health Awareness week

Thursday 14th February - Non uniform day / cake sale

Friday 15th February - Last day of Half Term

Autumn Term

2nd Half Term

Monday 5th November - Children return to school

Wednesday 7th November - Parents Evening

Thursday 8th November - Parents Evening

Friday 16th November - Children in Need day - wear something spotty!

Thursday 6th December - Reception Christmas Crafts at 2pm - All welcome

Wednesday 12th December - Class RB Nativity

Thursday 13th December - Class RPG Nativity

Friday 14th December - Class RE Nativity

Friday 21st December - Break up

1st Half Term

 Tuesday September 4th - Thursday 6th - Home visits

Thursday 6th September - Stay and play at 2pm - All welcome

Friday 7th September - Children start full time

Monday 1st October - Tooth fairy visit

Wednesday 3rd October - Tapestry information meeting at 2.45pm - All welcome

Thursday 11th October - Library visit

Wednesday 17th October - Whole school open day - All welcome 

Thursday 25th October - Tractor Visit

Thursday 25th October - Reception slideshow. Come and see how your child has settled - All welcome

Thursday 25th October - Wear what you want day for our chosen charity, Little Princess Trust

Friday 26th October - Reception open morning, play and stay for all children starting school in September 2019

Friday 26th October - Break up for half term